Retirement Income

We’re seeing greater emphasis on new ways to provide plan participants with retirement income options, driven primarily by policymakers at the Department of Labor and greater demand among plan sponsors. Here you’ll find coverage of news and developments in Washington, as well as new products and plan design changes like stream of payment options as alternatives to lump sum distributions.

Retirement Income

Retirement Income

By John Iekel4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

“I would encourage caution among policymakers when considering dramatic changes to retirement policy for tax policy purposes,” former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told a Senate committee on April 5. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

These days there’s little controversy about the wisdom of using behavioral finance to help workers start saving — but what about when they change jobs? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/7/2017 • 0 Comments

In a recent blog post, Cammack Retirement’s Tom Ferrara discusses matters to consider when a merger has taken place and has affected a DC plan’s investments. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/6/2017 • 0 Comments

The same folks who once referred to advisors as a “colony of termites” eating away at American’s retirement savings have now unveiled a “Retirement Ripoff Counter.” READ MORE

By John Iekel4/6/2017 • 0 Comments

An April 5 session of the Enrolled Actuaries meeting in Washington, D.C., cosponsored by the American Academy of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, addressed the effort to address and foster employees’ financial wellness. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

For many, there is a disparity between anticipated retirement income and expenses during retirement. A recent blog post argues that a disparity between the availability of retirement plans and participation in them is behind it. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/30/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent blog post posits that there is a hierarchy to competing financial concerns, and understanding that hierarchy can help one to better — and more effectively — prepare for and finance retirement. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 3/28/2017 • 0 Comments

A new survey offers some compelling insights about Millennial savers. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/27/2017 • 0 Comments

There is a disconnect between knowing one should be ready for retirement and actually being so. But recent research on the subject contains good news, too. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/27/2017 • 0 Comments

With health care reform off the table (at least for the moment), Congress will now turn to… tax reform. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House and the Senate to make it easier for small businesses to offer retirement plans — or at least to file Form 5500. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/22/2017 • 0 Comments

State and local governments’ defined benefit assets ended 2016 and its 4th quarter on a positive note, according to the Federal Reserve, READ MORE

By John Iekel3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Some plan fiduciaries contend that passively managed funds allow one to avoid ERISA liability. But a recently released white paper suggests they are not a panacea. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

Workplace retirement plans are often, and rightfully, designed to help workers get to retirement — but why stop there? READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

A new tax reform proposal has surfaced that would impose a 15% tax on retirement accounts. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2017 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) has released the first installment of its 2015 Data Book. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams3/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The future is uncertain, and planning for uncertainty inevitably involves making assumptions. Here are six that, done improperly, can wreck your retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The PBGC and the Sears Holding Corporation have reached a new agreement to protect Sears’ two pension plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Interest in pension risk transfer grew markedly in just two years, says a recent report. READ MORE

By John Iekel3/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Drains on retirement income abound. That’s natural in the course of daily life. But one of them — long-term disability — is largely unheralded, despite its being less than rare, argues a recent analysis. READ MORE

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